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Wisdom of the Week (March 31, 2017):

Merits of Rajab

Allah SWT said in Surah Tawbah, Verse 36:
    "Surely the number of months with Allah is twelve months in Allah's ordinance since the day when He created the heavens and the earth, of these four being sacred; that is the right reckoning; therefore be not unjust to yourselves."
Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said:
    "O People! Time has gone back to how it was at the time Allah created the Heavens and the Earth. A year has twelve months, four of which are sacred, three consecutive, Dhul-Qa'dah, Dhul-Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab, which comes between Jumaadaa and Sha'baan." [Al-Bukhari]
As we see, the verse of the Quran and Hadith of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) talk about the value and rank of those four months.

Abdullah Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "During those four sacred months the sin from any prohibited actions will be greater, and the reward from good deeds will be greater".

Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said
    "O Allah, bless us in Rajab and Sha'baan, and let us reach Ramadan"
Many of our righteous scholars in all times increase their worship during the months of Rajab and Sha'baan as a preparation for Ramadan.

On the 27th of Rajab one of the biggest miracles of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) Isra wal Miraj took place.

Alhamdulillah, we have now entered the month of Rajab, which is one of the sacred months. So we encourage all the Muslims to stay away from all evils, because the sin is much greater in this month and to increase their good deeds by doing extra worship such as fasting, charity, praying, reciting Quran, dhikr, etc. because the reward in this month is greater.